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Last Sunday, I was at the Catching Fire Fan Camp (The Hob) at L.A. Live plaza. Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Josh Hutcherson and Director Francis Lawrence arrived at the fan camp to sign autographs! We have exclusive photos for you!
MTV had a lengthy interview with Director Francis Lawrence about the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie.
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In an article recently published on LA Times, Catching Fire Director Francis Lawrence talks about adapting the book into film.
When Lawrence was hired to direct, Lionsgate Studio had a hard start date just 20 weeks out. But he felt the original script, commissioned by Ross for writer Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”), was too far afield from the original “Catching Fire” text. So he and Collins spent a weekend in New York poring over the book, creating an outline of all the moments the duo wanted to hit in the film — the after-effects of war, including the post-traumatic stress suffered by Katniss, her fellow survivor Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and their mentor Haymitch (Woody Harrelson).
Although there are few scenes from the book that did not make it to the big screen, we can expect the film to be true to the book.
“I really liked the book, and I really wanted to make the book. I didn’t want to reinvent,” he said. “There is always some true adaptation to be done when you are distilling a 400-page book to a two-hour movie, but I think everybody will be really excited.”
On Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. ET, eTalk will air a 30-minute exclusive special, ETALK PRESENTS THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, featuring interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin and director Francis Lawrence.
Beginning next Monday, Nov. 4, eTalk will feature will be releasing excerpts from the full interviews.
Watch the teaser below: